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Image : Will Vietnam become an emerging market in three years?

Will Vietnam become an emerging market in three years?

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 20,2016

The Vietnamese stock market has been listed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) as a frontier market. Will it be upgraded into an emerging market in three or five years?

Image : US unemployment rate falls to 4.9% on solid job creation

US unemployment rate falls to 4.9% on solid job creation

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 04,2016

The US economy added a solid 161,000 jobs in October while the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent, according to Labor Department figures released Friday. In a show of steady momentum in the world's largest economy, the department revised upward

Image : Local airlines plan new services, more seats in peak summer travel season

Local airlines plan new services, more seats in peak summer travel season

person Orange Themes access_time May 31,2017

Bao Moi - Domestic airlines are planning to launch new routes and operate additional flights to meet growing demand during the peak summer travel season.

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Two-headed pig astonishes village in Vietnam

access_time Oct 13,2016 chat_bubble_outline 144 views
Two-headed pig astonishes village in Vietnam
The two-headed piglet. Photo courtesy of the Nghe An Newspaper

Nguyen Ba Hien, 56, a farmer in Nghe An Province, reported that one of his sows had given birth to a piglet with two heads, four eyes and four legs.

Weighing in at healthy half a kilo, Hien says the piglet came into the world in a litter of 10 on October 5.

The animal had a hard time deciding which head to suckle with, Hien said.

Locals began flocking to his farm to get a glimpse of the rare animal. Some have even asked Hien to let them take photos with the piglet.

Nguyen Huu Dung, chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoi Son Commune says Hien has since given the two-headed pig to someone living in the same district.

The status of the rare animal remains unclear. 

Japanese capital streaming into Vietnam

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Corporate debt threatens economic growth of Vietnam

Economists have warned that elevated levels of short term corporate debt threaten the economic stability of Vietnam. Easy short term credit has initially stimulated lending and economic growth in the country, says French investment bank Natixis in a newly released report, but it has been expanding much too rapidly.As a result, credit standards have become too loose, defaults are mounting and borrowers are devoting more of their current income to repaying old loans—a sign that big trouble… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Guillem Balague Exclusive: Manchester United plan to keep Van Gaal next season

In his latest exclusive blog, Guillem Balague believes that Jose Mourinho's attempts to engineer a move to Old Trafford will fall flat, and Manchester United fans will have to put up with Louis van Gaal for another season. Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted the Blues players let down former boss Jose Mourinho, pictured The Chosen One? I doubt it. Jose Mourinho’s long-held dream of managing Manchester United is vanishing very fast, as at this point in time Manchester United want… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam's cooking oil market has many newcomers

The cooking oil market with annual revenue of VND30 trillion, a high growth rate and low average consumption per capita has become an attractive market. Kido (KDC), well known as a sweets manufacturer, has jumped into the vegetable oil market after it completed a deal of taking over a 65 percent stake of Tuong An Vegetable Oil last November.  Prior to that, Kido acquired a 24 percent stake of Vocarimex, also a large vegetable oil manufacturer. Sources said Kido plans to increase the ownership… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

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